Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CRAFT: DIY Trick or Treat Bags with Fashion Art Projects

Recently, the lovely folks at Fashion Art Projects sent Shannon and I a box of goodies to try out. What I love about Fashion Art Projects supplies is that they're so affordable and you can find them at your local Walmart (because, if you're like me, you can never leave Walmart without checking out the craft aisle!)

Among all the goodies they sent were a few totes and some fabric paint, so with Halloween coming up, I went to work making a couple trick or treat bags for my kids!

SUPPLIES: Fashion Art Simply Spray Soft Fabric Paint, Fashion Art tote bags, stencils, and newspaper.

The soft fabric tie dye paint states that it works best with 100% cotton fabric, but I decided to take a risk and try it on the tote bags. Surprisingly, it worked really well! A word of caution though: the tie dye paint is meant for tie dying, so it really soaks into the fabric. If you're looking for more even coverage rather than a splatter effect, the stencil paint will probably work a lot better. What I liked about this paint though, was that it didn't become "crunchy" and stiff when it dried, like what tends to happen with other fabric paint.
ONE: apply your stencil to your tote. I used my Silhouette Cameo to make a stencil from vinyl, but you could always but a stencil at a craft store.
TWO: place some newspaper inside of your tote to prevent the paint from bleeding. Take your tote to a well ventilated area (I took mine outside and placed it on some newspaper) and then spray your tote with the fabric paint. Allow to dry according to the instructions on the bottle.
THREE: peel your stencil off.
FOUR: let dry according to bottle, then go trick or treating!

I made a second one for my son by applying the same concept, but instead I used the negative of the stencil that I cut out. I also gave my skeleton a little candy corn heart for fun :)

We received the supplies mentioned above by Fashion Art Projects free of charge, however all opinions stated within are my own. You can buy these items online by visiting or at your local Walmart.

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  1. Super cute and super easy! I love it, thanks for sharing! :)

    New follower from Too Cute Tuesday; can't wait to see more!


  2. What a fun trick or treat bag. I love the skeleton chest and the candy corn heart.

  3. Those are super cute! I love the pink! I'm a new follower from Sugar and Dots. I'm lovin' your blog! I have a party going on if you want to link up.

    Have a great night ladies! :)

  4. So clever! I love the "rib" pattern. So much more unique that jack o lanterns and ghosts. Love them!

  5. I love it! Great idea!
    Popping in from Creative Me

  6. These are adorable! Love the candy-corn "heart" lol! What a great thought!


  7. Love the candy corn heart! :)



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